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Labour still retains some magic for author Rowling

Gerard O'Regan


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Author JK Rowling gifted a million quid to the Labour party when Gordon Brown was in power. Photo: PA

Author JK Rowling gifted a million quid to the Labour party when Gordon Brown was in power. Photo: PA

Author JK Rowling gifted a million quid to the Labour party when Gordon Brown was in power. Photo: PA

Those Harry Potter books have made a pretty penny for JK Rowling – she’s one of the few near billionaire authors on the planet.

Her fortune is currently estimated at more than €850m. It has been quite a journey from those early days trying to complete her first book while getting by on social welfare. As a separated mother of a young child, her fortunes had taken a dive.


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